A NEW wind farm of 21 turbines has been planned for Malaga.
The green project is set for Guadalteba and will join the 23 turbines already built in the north of the province.
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Named Hinojosa, the plant will be Malaga’s second largest in terms of capacity for electricity generation.
The turbines themselves will also be Malaga’s largest, with each one standing at 123 metres high with a rotor diameter of 150 metres.
Green Capital Power is the company behind the project and has so far committed €78.9 million in funding.
Each turbine has 4.2 Megawatts (MW) of power, with 88.2 MW for the total plant.
Eight turbines will be located in Cañete la Real, one in Ronda and one in Cuevas del Becerro. The rest will be installed in the three municipalities of Cadiz, while a substation is planned for Alcala del Valle.
An environmental study is now being carried out after plans were submitted to the General Directorate of Energy Policy and Ministry of Ecological Transition.
Some of the main negative impacts of the project will be reduced air quality, the removal of olive groves, changes in animal habitats and visual impacts.
Malaga has 23 wind plants, which collectively produce 569.72 MW of power, making it the second biggest wind energy generator after Cadiz.
The new wind farm is not likely to be built before 2021.